Czech independent film distribution will get a boost when Sunfilm enters the market early next year. The Czech company already has a slate of 18 films lined up for 1999, with more titles expected to…
Sandra Goldbacher ("The Governess") will direct "The Devil's Chimney," based on Anne Landsman's novel of the same name, for Gotham-based Arena Pictures and African Media Entertainment.
Alan J. Pakula, who enjoyed acclaim as both a producer ("To Kill a Mockingbird," "Up the Down Staircase") and director ("Klute," "All the President's Men," "Sophie's Choice"), died Thursday in a car…
Bokeem Woodbine has joined Gary Sinise, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin in the indie pic “All the Rage.” James Stern is directing from Keith Reddin’s script. Woodbine’s credits include “The…
Paramount has acquired Stuart Gillard's spec script "Rites of Passage" for Lynda Obst and Gillard to produce.
As Seagram Co. and Universal Studios continue with their struggle to dispose of the remaining assets of Polygram Filmed Entertainment, U's majority-owned specialized unit October Films has its sights…
To combat the increasing reluctance of established Italian distribs to take risks on low-budget features, Gianluca Arcopinto, one of the country's most active independent film producers, this month…
Seven Arts Films has picked up Boris Krutonog and Tom Epperson's Russian mob spec "Alexander the Great" in a low six-figure deal.
Fox-based New Regency has optioned John Scott Shepherd's feature spec "Life, or Something Like It" for Davis Entertainment and AEI to produce.
Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum's Spyglass Entertainment has added another key European strategic alliance with Scandinavia's leading distributor, exhibitor and producer, Bonnier Group's Svensk…
Call it "Prints of Egypt." Undertaking a worldwide release of biblical proportions, DreamWorks will release its animated feature "Prince of Egypt" in nearly 40 territories within a week of its…